NYC Subway and Train Etiquette

Been awhile since my NYC subway and train travel. Had to update my skills with the Pandemic still looming. Here’s some things to consider should you visit during this time.

  • Download the AP MY MTA. It’s amazing.
  • Wear black.
  • Buy Canada Goose outerwear, it’s the one with the red patch.
  • On the subway close your eyes, don’t talk.
  • Stay 6 feet apart.
  • Wear a mask at all times or a $100 ticket is waiting.
  • If you take the elevator to reach another level, face outward toward the wall.
  • Do not talk to children, or touch them.
  • Do not talk to dogs, or touch them.
  • Keep your Metro card loaded.
  • Should a pan handler come through the train keep eyes closed. Pretend you are asleep.
  • Do not converse or attempt to make conversation with other passengers.
  • If you are unsure if you are on the right train make that known as soon as you enter the car, passengers will yell out instructions or answers.
  • Do not eat on the train or bus.
  • Do not make conversation with others on the train or bus.
  • Paper maps are available at the train or bus information booth.
  • Enjoy the ride.
Photo by Uriel Mont on

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